the [ profile] hallelujah interview

Mar. 5th, 2006 11:31 am
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Comment with an interest in being interviewed and I'll think up some questions for you. Comment with some questions and I'll try to answer them.

When you were a kid (subjected to religious brainwashing), did you believe in God?
I was a natural atheist when I was a kid, my folks were pretty mum on the whole subject and I had trouble understanding other people's belief in God. Later on, at seventeen, I stared a late teenage rebellion by going to a fairly evangelical/pentecostalish church pretty regularly. I tried to believe in God, maybe even did from time to time, but was rather frustrated that He wasn't making himself make more sense. That house of cards eventually came tumbling down.
Do you ever eat junk food? If so, what?
I will plug holes in my calorie intake with chocolate bars from time to time, and like chips, particularly the salty-tangy flavours like lime and pepper, salt and vinegar and the salt and salt chips referred to as "regular". I think I keep it reasonable and eat a fair amount of real food, but I'm no purist.
Do you have any very secret interests that wouldn't be acceptable to "hippiedom"? (Examples ... cars, blowing stuff up, styrofoam ...)
Well, I hang around some pretty accepting hippies. I guess chemical warfare against basically peaceful bedbugs just doing their thing is an un-hippie-ish approach. So is Western Medicine in my conception of hardcore hippiedom, even when used on a pet rat. So is having worked at a government agency to help The Man count and classify all us Canadians. But none of the above are really very secret.
What's something you really liked as a teenager that you're not keen on now?
My tastes in music have changed a bunch (in some cases — I'm not so keen on the Barenaked Ladies anymore, they pretty much didn't make it when I moved from tapes to CDs) and in my late teens I liked the church a lot more than I do now. Doctor Who isn't terribly important to me now, but that might just be the lack of TV. Perhaps when it's available to me I'll lap up all the new episodes.
Have you ever dyed your hair or pierced anything?
I have never done either — I've shaved my head down to smooth before, but the only holes I get made in me are for vaccinations and blood donations, and my hair colour changes only in relation to how much sun it's getting.

Date: 2006-03-05 06:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hit me with your best shot.

For you: hmmm, what can I think of now? The next time I visit Montréal, what should I do? Have you ever considered living in the US? How do you feel when Americans make fun of Canadians? Why do you guys call it "Canadian bacon" when it's really just "ham"? ;)

Date: 2006-03-05 07:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
1. I would choose 2005, because it was a really crappy year. I called off my engagement, broke up with a boyfriend, lost to sister to murder, and had to move back in with my parents. Also, I was really sick that year.

2. Yeah! But moreso in Windsor than Montréal or Québec City, for some reason. Maybe because I've been to a McDonald's in Windsor. But it was weird.

3. I'm extremely insecure.

4. "Can I send and receive e-mail if I don't have an internet connection?"

5. Hope.

Date: 2006-03-05 06:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Go for's the closest I'll ever come to a Barbara Walters interview!

Date: 2006-03-06 12:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'd like to be interviewed.

Which interests you more: finding out about other people, or finding out what other people want to know about you?

Date: 2006-03-07 06:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
1) I can't remember what I came for, except that your journal seemed interesting and your interests were promising. I'm not disappointed or bored, if that answers your question. I think it may have been the math connection, actually, that started it off. And now I just like you.

2) Yes, that's my cat. :)

3) I don't really check the Mac/apple official page unless someone tells me something new is absolutely wonderful, and I don't have the money to buy everything I want, so I'm basically pretty far from the cutting edge except that I have a wonderful working ibook with Tiger and so I *appear* to have it together. Oh, and a mini ipod - but I purposefully bought the old gold style rather than a new one because at the time I was running 10.1.5 and the new ones wouldn't work. Hm. Maybe I'm more into it than I think.

4) ALL my thoughts on god? What, now, in this finite bit of time between this moment and death? :) Is that even possible? Okay, let me explain. No, let me sum up. I think it's all - by that I mean the universe, etc - fascinating, wonderful, beautiful, and incredible, and I don't have a problem believing that it was random, and if a god made it I'm okay with that, too. I'm thankful that I get to experience it a bit but not necessarily thankful to anything in particular. I think there's a lot of wisdom is realizing that we're all connected in ways we can't possibly break down and understand, and that compassion is an integral part of peace. Half my family were mennonites and I think I've inherited a great fondness for peace in all forms. I could go on like this forever.

5) I used to love escher, and I still do to a certain extent but now I seem to adore statues more - the three dimensional, semi-real things that surprise you when you're travelling.


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Date: 2006-03-07 08:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It's set to weekly, but I usually only download and install every second week or so, or whenever I find I'm not doing anything important online. I don't download anything to do with programs I don't use or hardware I don't have. Is that l33t? ;)

Date: 2006-03-07 06:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
And since you prefer finding out what other people find interesting, here's what I would find interesting:

What is your favourite thing in the world?

Have you ever had a revelation, and if so: what was it?

Who do you admire?

What are you afraid of?

What do you want?

Re: Hooo boy, you ask big questions.

Date: 2006-03-07 09:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Good answers. Especially the last one.


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